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Fostering Effective Relationships


Building a Sense of Self-Identity or Self-Concept

1)  Provide feedback
  • Self-concept depends on feedback or input from others.
2)  Recognize students’ strengths
  • Draw attention to students’ strengths, that is, positive message home.
  • Change negative behaviour by changing self-image; for example, students write positive comments about each other.
3)  Demonstrate love and acceptance
  • Relate individually to each student, verbally or writing comments in daily journals.
  • Convey feelings of caring and acceptance; for example, take time to listen.
4)  Assist students in assessing personal strengths and areas for growth
  • Help students identify their strengths and stretches.
  • Encourage students to work to develop their personal strengths.